President Obama has used his executive actions to give legal status and work permits to 5 million immigrants in the United States illegally. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued new guidelines regarding the prosecution of deportation cases on August 20, 2010 that stated: if an arrested illegal alien is not a convicted criminal or a terrorist threat, the case should be dropped.
Listen to Thomas Homan, the Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations for ICE being questioned by Senator Jeff Sessions, who does not share the opinions of those who wish to ignore the current laws in our country.
Rick Wells reported that Thomas Homan is the Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for ICE, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His job, as it is currently being directed and defined by the corrupt Obama regime under the criminal DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, is one in which his level of success is measured by the magnitude of his failures. The more illegals that are able to remain in the country and evade deportation or eventually avoid enforcement efforts altogether the better his performance is viewed by the anti-American administration. Failure to perform is the furtherance of anti-American policies, which is the Obama metric of achievement.
Senator Jeff Sessions has a different view of success which includes enforcing America’s laws and deporting those who are in the country illegally. Sessions notes the decrease in deportation from the interior of the US between 2012 and 2015. He quoted the statistics that show funding for ICE has gone up while the number of deportations has gone down to 62% of the 2012 level. Funding during that time rose by $.65 billion to $3.4 billion.
During Senate hearings into the lawless abuse of their office by DHS under Obama, Senator Sessions asked, “Can you explain, Mr. Homan, how the numbers have dropped so significantly when you have a 25 percent increase in your budget?”
Homan tried to offer a serving of baloney to Senator Sessions, saying, “Our job is tougher today than it was back in FY12 for various reasons,” citing one of those as the “Trust Act” which limits the ability of local law enforcement to hold illegals in jail. He also mentioned sanctuary cities. Sessions didn’t bite, recognizing that there is a lack of will on the part of DHS to do their jobs.
He said, “Forgive me if I don’t accept the fact that sanctuary cities that have been in place for many years and the detainer policy is the exclusive reason for [the decrease in interior deportations].” He asked, “Isn’t it true that ICE officers get calls every day from police officers in departments all over America, that are not sanctuary cities, and you’re not responding to them because they don’t meet the guidelines or the priorities established by the ‘president’?” “That is true,” replied Homan.
Sessions continued on to say: “So it’s not true then that the reason your numbers are down is because you don’t have people to deport. You have them to deport but you have policies that tell you not to deport whole categories of people that are here unlawfully, isn’t that correct?” “That’s a factor, yes sir,” admitted Homan.
So rather than his job being too difficult or for any other false excuse that is being postured as something legitimately precluding them from deporting illegals in this country, the truth is admitted that it is a conscious decision to violate American law. Those charged with protecting our nation are making a conscious decision to be derelict in their duty, and to also force others who respect and want to protect their country to violate their oaths and their duty to their nation as well.
In some places they call such a thing treason, Mr. Homan. That seems like the most fitting description and it’s rampant at DHS and inside this White House.